Tag: Need

Focusing On The Line

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Imagine you were in desperate need of a million dollars. Now imagine, your father is a billionaire. What would be the wisest way to spend your energy? Should you spend your time and efforts trying to work your way out of it? Would you spend your energy trying to earn a million dollars? Or would you spend your time and energy calling or reaching out to your dad and telling him of your need? It would be wisest to go with the second option. So it is with us and the Lord. We all deal with problems, wants, needs, and issues. And most people spend most of their energy trying to figure out ways to solve their problems or to get what they want. But if you’re a believer, your Father is more than a billionaire. So instead of putting all that energy in striving to answer your need, put that energy into growing a better prayer life, a stronger devotional life, and a clearer communion with God. For the blessings that come through prayer are worth billions, and they’re waiting for you… as soon as you get on the line.

Today’s Mission

Today, put your energy into growing a better prayer life, a stronger devotional life, and a clearer communion with God. Get on the line with your Father.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Unchanging Need of the Human Heart

A.W. Tozerby A.W Tozer

Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. Isaiah 45:22

We of the twentieth century have exactly the same basic needs as the people of the first century. We feel the weight of sin and mortality just as they did. We long for peace and life eternal exactly as they did. We are tortured by fears, stunned by losses, grieved by betrayals, hurt by enmities, made heartsick by failures, scared by threatening death, chased by the devil and frightened cold by the thought of coming judgment. They sat in their simple houses and worried by candlelight. We speed along in sleek, shiny cars and do our worrying between stoplights. But the end result is the same for everybody: slow progress backward toward old age and the grave with no place to hide and no friend to help.

God called His Son’s name Jesus because He knew the human race needed deliverance from sin; and He sent the angels to announce “Peace on earth” because He knew the world needed deliverance from the gnawing tooth of inward fear. And nothing basic has changed. We today need Jesus, and we need Him for the same reasons they needed Him 2,000 years ago. The more things change, the more they remain the same.

by A.W. Tozer